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Mark Poynter

  • Profile: At 45, Mark has newsstand bought comics older than most of the other writers at Nerdbastards in his collection. Growing up nerdy means that Mark remembers things like big floppy disks, bank accounts before ATMs, having VCR parties to record bootleg copies of Anime and BBC TV shows, and when U.S. television only had three channels and required bunny ears to get a clear picture. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines suddenly exploded when asked to write an introduction to an article on Nerdbastards. The rest they say in hushed whispers . . . is history.

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Now this looks interesting. Charlize Theron is kicking ass in this Red Band Trailer for Atomic Blonde. Not only is she dishing out the beatings, but taking quite the beating herself. There’s no acrobatics and wrapping her thighs around some guys neck to flip him, no, she is just punching and kneeing and kicking the crap out of the bad guys as she takes what they can dish out and then gives it back with a vengeance. Check out the red band trailer below. (more…)

Syfy returns to the Reality Cosplay Competition Show with Cosplay Melee hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown (Community). The new series pits Cosplayers against each other in a weekly build format with the eventual lone survivor winning $10,000. The real question we all should be asking though is whether this will focus on the skills for Cosplay creation or just the drama that a timed competition brings out in everyone. Make no mistake, that time constraint will be the major factor in this show. When one considers that many cosplayers take weeks, if not months sometimes years to finish their cosplays from design to construction to convention. Check out the new trailer below. (more…)

HBO‘s Game of Thrones Facebook page had a live event today that featured a block of ice with the Game of Thrones season seven premiere date frozen inside. Fans commented and shared to melt the ice and reveal the date. You can skip the wait and watch the video below and skip to the end where there is a nice teaser for season seven. Check it out and an interesting poster that is floating around the Internet that might just change the game in Game of Thrones. (more…)

 

The upcoming Entertainment Weekly cover was released today and features a first look at Hela (Cate Blanchett)  and Valkyrie (Tessa Thomson) two new characters featured in Taika Waititi‘s Thor: Ragnarok. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) look to have their hands full in this latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check out the new costumes below. (more…)

Margot Robbie is set to take on the myth of Robin Hood in Pete Berry‘s script Marian. Robin Hood is one of those classic tales that has been told a hundred times and will be retold hundreds of thousands of times before the sun burns out in the sky. This time according to the title, Marian will play a much bigger role in what is called a serious and gritty script. Check out the details below. (more…)

Alexander Siddig is about to add another nerdy franchise to his acting belt as he has been cast to play Ra’s Al Ghul in Gotham. Best known for his role as Julian Bashir on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and lately as Doran Martell on Game of Thrones, Siddig is a fantastic choice for Batman’s greatest enemy/frenemy that keeps coming back thanks to the Lazarus Pit. Check out the casting announcement below. (more…)

Screen Junkies are at it again this time giving Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange the Honest Trailer Treatment. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel when it comes to Marvel origin movies. Marvel has a set path and follows it to success every time, just be like Iron Man without being like Iron Man. Watch the video below and you’ll see what we’re talking about. (more…)

Over the weekend, gamers visiting Target‘s online store found out that Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was getting a sequel called Middle Earth: Shadow War. Way to go Target. Now that the Orc is out of the bag, the powers that be have released the trailer for the new game which we probably wouldn’t have seen until next week when the gameplay video was expected to drop. Check it out below. (more…)